Thursday, December 9, 2010

Last Christmas Kinda Sucked

Not every holiday can be perfect.  The turkey burns, the stuffing is dry, your aunt ends up crying in the closet when the centerpiece candles set her blouse on fire and she uses pot lids to smack at her bosom like Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire.

Did anyone else just hear crickets?

Long story short, holidays are wonderful, but have the potential to go horribly awry.  I can only hope that this year, nobody in my family ends up in the emergency room like last year!  If you ask my mother, she can tell you that I had a tendency when I was younger to get sick nearly every stinkin' year around Christmas.  Thankfully, that trend waned a bit as I entered my adult years.....until 2009.

Let's take a little trip down memory lane, shall we? 

While Santa was navigating his sleigh from rooftop to rooftop in the overnight hours of Christmas Eve, I was in the emergency room doped up on morphine and having a CT scan.  I spent Christmas morning vomiting and had to stay on my in-laws' couch while the rest of my family got to go enjoy a holiday feast.  We bailed on going to my grandmother's supper that night so I could get home to rest.  Four days later, I went in to the hospital for what was supposed to be an in and out gallbladder removal surgery.  Ever the overachiever, I ended up staying in the hospital for three days, dang near ringing in the new year in my hospital bed. 

Needless to say, it was not the way I imagined my Christmas.  Please Lord, can we keep everyone healthy and happy this year?  Thanks in advance!

Side note....the "Gallbladder Saga" inspired me to write a post about what an awesome husband Evan is.  I'm sure he'll appreciate me prompting you to re-read it by clicking here!

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